Quick Takes: Capacity boost

Dot Hill ships 180G Byte drives for SANnet 7000; CNT sells Propelis Software; and EMC extends the reach of SRDF to 200 kilometers.

A complete 180

Dot Hill Systems Corp., Carlsbad, Calif., has begun shipments of 180G Byte Fibre Channel drives for its SANnet 7000 series storage systems. The SANnet now boasts up to 1.8T Bytes of storage capacity in a 4u (7 inch-high) chassis and can scale up to 18T Bytes in a single rack. The system uses a redundant Fibre Channel network that directly supports up to 16 servers and also features Fibre Channel server-attached RAID controllers that can support up to 160 disks each, depending on the configuration.

Dot Hill Systems Corp.

CNT sells Propelis

Computer Network Technology Corp., Minneapolis, Minn., has decided to sell all of the assets and liabilities of Propelis Software Inc., to Jacada Ltd. for $6 million in cash, plus a warrant to purchase 350,000 ordinary shares of Jacada stock. Propelis develops and sells enterprise application integration (EAI) and business process management (BPM) software. The move is a follow-up to CNT's previously announced intention to divest Propelis and focus on its core storage networking solutions business.

Computer Network Technology Corp.

Jacada Ltd.

Going the distance

EMC Corp., Hopkinton, Mass., said it has extended the reach of its Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF) remote mirroring and disaster recovery technology to 200 kilometers using native Fibre Channel or ESCON interconnections. According to EMC, the enhancement more than triples the previously qualified distances. EMC has also extended the qualified distance between Symmetrix and server systems (host channel extension) to 200 kilometers over Fibre Channel-based storage networks. The solution consists of EMC SRDF data mirroring software, EMC Symmetrix Enterprise Storage systems, EMC Connectrix Fibre Channel connectivity devices, and Nortel Networks OPTera Metro 5200 Multiservice Platform for DWDM (dense wavelength division multiplexing).

EMC Corp.

One library is all you need

Tape-maker Quantum|ATL, an Irvine, Calif.-based subsidiary of Quantum Corp., announced the availability of the Pegasus Data Protection Solution for NetApp Filers. Pegasus lets multiple NetApp filers from Network Appliance Inc. connect to any Quantum|ATL P-Series library using a Brocade SilkWorm fabric switch with fabric support. As part of the Quantum|ATL Constellation Series, the Pegasus Solution is designed for environments that have an existing Fibre Channel infrastructure or for environments that need a common Fibre Channel backbone for both NetApp filers and application servers. The Pegasus Solution for NetApp Filers allows numerous filers and servers to share a single library, which Quantum|ATL said reduces hardware and management costs while making better use of tape library resources.

Quantum|ATL

A Novell idea

Portlock Software Inc., maker of Novell storage management software, announced that Novell Inc. is using Portlock?s Storage Manager as part of the demonstration kit shipping with the public beta of Novell NetWare 6. Portlock?s Storage Manager is a software tool for managing disk storage on NetWare servers and is designed to minimize the management, setup, installation and reconfiguration time for Novell NetWare 3.x, 4.x, 5.x and 6 servers. Storage Manager contains an image and restore solution for NetWare users, which quickly images disk drives on a server for fast restores. Portlock Software Inc.

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